London Fashion Week A/W 2008-9: House of Holland
As London Fashion Week reaches its midpoint, the big name models are finally starting to make an appearance. Yesterday’s House of Holland show was obviously opened by Henry’s BFF/muse/flatmate Agyness Deyn, who was followed out by the fabulous Coco Rocha. This was Henry’s third collection, and he’s now well and truly escaped the one trick pony slogan t-shirts of past seasons. So, what did he have on offer today? Keep reading to find out!
Cementing check as the pattern most likely to succeed (everywhere in New York!), Henry’s collection was a bit of a '90s revival. Although I didn’t get to read the press release, I wouldn’t be surprised if Timmy Mallett and his TV presenting chums ad something to do with this season’s collection. Check was everywhere, but also present were giant bow ties, fuzzy fur coats and multicoloured sweater dresses. The '90s theme continued with crop top jumpers, mini kilts and waistcoats.
Losing the slogan tees, print is still a feature that Henry is clearly fond of. As the proud owner of a spanking new logo – a coat of arms, no less – he seems to have gotten a bit carried away with the grandiosity of it all. The coat of arms was printed all over the place in varying sizes – there was even a literal version of it, with our girl Masha dressed up in antlers, in a suit covered in mini logos.
The bride outfit, which traditionally closes shows, was of course given over to Agy. Whether or not many brides will fancy walking up the aisle in a tartan, floor length, layered gown – complete with antlers and rainbow veil – is anyone’s guess, but it sure looked good on the catwalk.